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1 Root Chakra

NameMuladhara Chakra: “Foundation”. Root Center, Base Chakra, Coccyx Center, Root Support.
LocationBase of trunk. Between anus & genitals, connected to coccyx, opens downward.
Symbol/Yantra4 red-orange petals, chrome–gold inside.
Basic Principles
Survival. Physical will to be. Grounding, feeling love of universe, security. “I rejoice in my physical existence.”
Connects us with the physical world, transfers cosmic energies to physical and earthly levels, lets earthly energy stream into our subtle system. The memory center. Creates a consciousness of time through the power of memory, enabling travel through time through memory.
Primal vital energy, primal trust, relating to Earth and the material world, stability, the power to succeed.
Ruling PlanetMars (solar, masculine)
Astrological SignAries. Aries/Mars, Taurus, Scorpio/Pluto, Capricorn/Saturn (in Ayurvedic teachings: the Sun).
UnderstandingLinear
ElementEarth
SoundsLower C (do). 261.2 cycles per second. LAM (said powerfully). Strongly rhythmic (stomping beat). Monotonous, emphatic rhythms: ancient music of primitive tribes. Sounds of nature. U (“ooh”).
ColorFiery red, also black. If red, tinged with blue, helps permeate vital with spiritual energy. Healthy chakra glows fiery red.
DeityBrahma, Ganesh. Shakti: Dakini.
AnimalElephant
Plants, AromasCedar (serenity, feeling security), clove (dissolves dammed up energies in root chakra, liberating self from old social patterns).
GemstonesAgate (seriousness, firmness, equanimity, dissolves negative emotions, protects inner self, stimulates esteem for own body). Bloodstone (blood jasper: cleansing, energizing of creative, feeling security within natural life cycle). Carnelian. Garnet (drive, willpower, self-confidence: helps heal diseases of genitals). Hematite (strength, energy). Red Jasper. Obsidian (awakening dormant unmanifested potential). Black Onyx. Red coral (encourages flexibility, remaining rooted within Self while flowing along with life). Rhodonite. Ruby (harmonic synthesis between physical and spiritual love). Smokey Quartz. Black Tourmaline. Red & Black stones. Clear Quartz. All here help strengthen blood system in some way.
Nature ExperienceDawn, sunset, fresh soil.
AgeChild 1 — 7 acts from here, acquires language skills, relationships, cultural ways.
Sensory FunctionSmell
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, HormonesEverything solid, spine, bones, teeth, nails, legs, anus, rectum, colon, intestines, prostrate gland, blood, cell multiplication. Glands: suprarenal. Hormones: adrenaline, noradrenalin. Organ of cognition: nose. Organ of action: feet.
Body Issues: Proper FunctioningGround spiritual forces in body, gain ability to work lovingly on physical plane. Primal vital energy, primal trust, relating to earth and the material world, stability, the power to succeed, health, courage, patience, security.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of EnergyViolent behavior based on insecurity. A fearful person may strike out blindly like a cornered animal.
Body Issues: Insufficient FunctioningPhysical condition weak, lacking physical and emotional stamina. Worry, uncertainty. Life is a burden. If higher chakras developed to detriment of the lower, sense not belong on earth; feel fearful, anxious, angry and frustrated. Blocked: feel fearful, anxious, angry & frustrated.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioningThoughts and actions revolve around material possessions and security, or sensual indulgences and thrills. If challenged, easily irritated or upset.
Body Issues: Physical ProblemsConstipation and overweight (inability to let go, desire to maintain possessions). Anorexia (if sacral and solar plexus also blocked). Obesity, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, degenerative arthritis, knee problems.
Sleep ModeOn stomach, 10-12 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body)Female: left. Male: right.
Occupations 
Yogic DisciplineHatha Yoga (unfolding of awareness through cleansing, stimulating physical body through exercise), Kundalini Yoga.

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